Sports & Outdoors

VT Federation of Sportsmen’s Update

The gun rights representatives are again scheduled to testify on gun control bill H.610 on Wednesday.  

They are prepared to testify on Draft 5.1 of H.610, that was released at 4:56 PM on last Tuesday, when they were scheduled to testify starting at 9 AM the next morning, having based their testimony preparation on Draft 4.1 of the previous week, when the same surprise notice was again dropped on the folks representing your rights. The gun rights representatives are again scheduled to testify on H.610.  (See Agenda below)

There is reportedly a new draft of H.610 to be taken up Wednesday morning. Yet, once again, it is not available for review by the gun rights representatives, who are scheduled to testimony on Wednesday.

The gun rights representatives spend hours preparing to testify and miss work to be in the state house for their scheduled testimony.  They are volunteers, fighting to protect your rights from this process.

The sponsors of H.610 are Judiciary Committee Chair Maxine Grad (D) Waitsfield, Warren, Moretown, and Ranking Member Martin LaLonde (D) South Burlington.  Hide & Seek H.610 is their politics game.

It is your “due process of law” and gun rights that are up for grabs in this (Hidden Surprise) game. 


House Committee on Judiciary

AGENDA

Room 30

February 11, 2020 – February 14, 2020

Last Updated 2/10/2020 1:14 PM

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor

After House Floor                   Caucuses and Lunch

1:00 PM                   H. 579 – An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal property offenses

Honorable John Treadwell, Judge, Vermont Judiciary – Phone

                                   H. 580 – An act relating to establishing a classification system for criminal offenses

Honorable John Treadwell, Judge, Vermont Judiciary – Phone

1:30 PM                   Access to Justice Coalition

Dan Richardson, Attorney

Eric Avildson, Executive Director, Vermont Legal Aid

Mary Ashcroft, Legal Access Coordinator, Vermont Bar Association

Erin Jacobsen, Vermont Immigration and Asylum Advocates

2:30 PM                   Break

2:45 PM                   Introductions

James Baker, Commissioner, Department of Corrections

3:15 PM                   Governor’s FY2021 Proposed Budget

Judiciary Budget Review

Sheriff’s Fees

Patricia Gabel, Vermont State Court Administrator, Vermont Judiciary

Gregg Mousley, Chief of Finance and Administration, Vermont Judiciary

James Pepper, Deputy State’s Attorney, Department of State’s Attorneys & Sheriffs – Invited

Kevin McLaughlin, Sheriff, Chittenden County

Samuel Hill, Sheriff, Washington County

Stephen Benard, Sheriff, Rutland County

4:20 PM                   Adjourn

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

9:00 AM                   Modernization Initiative

Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

10:15 AM                   Break

10:30 AM                   H. 610 – An act relating to firearms and domestic violence

Walk-through of new draft and testimony

Erik FitzPatrick, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Michael Schirling, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety (11:00 AM)

Christopher Herrick, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Safety

Jeffrey Wallin, Director, Vermont Information Crime Center (VCIC)

Tony Facos, Chief, Montpelier Police Department, Vermont Police Association

Honorable Brian Grearson, Chief Superior Judge, Vermont Judiciary

David Scherr, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General’s Office – Invited

James Pepper, Deputy State’s Attorney, Department of State’s Attorneys & Sheriffs – Invited

Will Moore, Firearms Policy Analyst, Vermont Traditions Coalition – Invited

Eric Davis, President, Gun Owners of Vermont

Sarah Robinson, MSW, Deputy Director, Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Elizabeth Novotny, Lobbyist, Vermont Police Association

Chris S. Bradley, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs

11:45 AM                   Lunch

1:00 PM                   House Floor

15 Mins After Floor                   H. 610 – An act relating to firearms and domestic violence

Continued testimony from witnesses listed above

3:00 PM                   Break

3:15 PM                   H. 610 – An act relating to firearms and domestic violence

Continued testimony from witnesses listed above

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

Thursday, February 13, 2020

9:00 AM                   TBA

10:15 AM                   Break

10:30 AM                   H. 837 – An act relating to enhanced life estate deeds

Joseph Bauer, Attorney, Franklin Grand Isle Bar Association

Robert Pratt, Co Chair, Probate & Trust Section, Vermont Bar Association

Andrew Mikell, State Manager, VT Attorneys Title Corp.

Jeffrey Kilgore, Probate Judge, Washington County – Invited

11:45 AM                   Lunch

1:00 PM                   House Floor

15 Mins After House Floor                   Governor’s Proposed FY 2021 Budget

Section E.220: Center for Crime Victims Services

Chris Fenno, Executive Director, Center for Crime Victim Services

Richard Gauthier, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council

2:45 PM                   Break

3:00 PM                   TBA

4:30 PM                   Adjourn

10:30 AM                   TBA

Friday, February 14, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor

15 Mins. After House Floor                   TBA

11:45 AM                   Lunch

1:00 PM                   TBA

3:00 PM                   Adjourn

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